The Melbourne City Council has dedicated areas within the city centre for street artists to safely work in peace and reduce the amount of graffiti and tagging that was a huge eyesore. These beautiful pieces are street art are respected and draw in huge tourist crowds, because you can watch the artists in action. A large area recently white washed for younger up and coming artists. This cause some controversy as there were historical pieces in there that were lost. The serious street artist's work is relatively left untouched but had been heavily tagged the day these were taken back in 2011. I will keep adding pieces of their work. Most of this is probably gone.